Off-site Event: Zine Book Club at CHIPRC “Is It the Future Yet” With Corinne Mucha 2/11

7:00 pm

Zine Book club at the #CHIPRC with #CorinneMucha 2/11. “Is It the Future Yet?” sold here. More info at

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CHIPRC’s Zine Book Club returns in 2015 on Wednesday, February 11th at 7pm at The Chicago Publishers Resource Center (CHIPRC) at 858 N. Ashland Avenue (not Quimby’s). The discussion will feature local comic artist Corinne Mucha’s work, Is It the Future Yet?, which was commissioned exclusively by Quimby’s! Corrine Mucha will be present to join the discussion, sign work and will have other titles available for sale.

Also, bring in your favorite zine/comic from 2014 to discuss and share. Pick up this month’s comic here at Quimby’s bookstore, located at 1854 West North Avenue (while supplies last).

There will be a $3 donation asked at the door. Meet other zinesters, read new work, bring in your favs, be part of the discussion and have a good time. Chicago Publishers Resource Center is located at 858 N Ashland Ave.

ABOUT: CHIPRC’s Zine Book Club gets together periodically to discuss and support zine culture. At each event, new self published zine and comic titles will be selected to read and discussed. CHIPRC works with community partners and local self-publishers to select the titles read for the month.

Go to for more information.

This event is NOT AT QUIMBY’S. It is at CHIPRC at 858 N. Ashland Avenue.

New Stuff This Week

New Cometbus. #55.3/4 & #56. Just rolled in.

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2 New things from Aaron Cometbus: Cometbus #55 3/4 East Bay Mostly (Pegasus Books Special Edition) $4.00 & Cometbus #56 A Bestiary of Booksellers $5.00


Swarm #3 by Jonathan Stutz $2.00

Serio #1 Social Justice Zine Made In Chicago by Luz Magdaleno $3.00

Nature Zine #3 Reconnecting With the Natural World by Vanessa Rojas $3.00

Comics & Minis
(pictured above) Trepanation: Elective Surgery You Need Like a Hole in Your Head by Emi Gennis $4.00 – Don’t try this at home!

Mr. Natural #3 by R. Crumb (Crumb Comics) $4.95

Coming of Age in Samil #1 & #2 by Teresa Ferreiro $9.00 each

Devils Slice of Life by Patrick Crotty $13.00

Pyramid Scheme by Josh Burggraf & Victor Kerlow $6.00

Three Blades Swordfight #2 by Elliot Alfredius $10.00

Nava Part 1 Ruins of a Dream Tree of Life/Nava Part 2 Mythopoeia by Mikael Lopez & Olle Forsslof $11.00 each

Mutant Punks Fuck Off #1 Sep 14 by Kevin Panetta and Jared Morgan $4.00

Nothing Whatsoever: All Out in the Open by Akino Kondoh $6.00

Harold by Antoine Cosse $6.00

Multiversity Guidebook by Grant Morrison and friends $7.99

Itchy Trigger #1 $2.00

Ostrich Hippo and Jesus #1- #3 by Ryan Wells and friends $6.00 each

Comics by Lydia Fu: Chitown is Hip $2.50, Date with Death $2.00, CS Companion $2.00, Sukiyaki Sunday $2.00, Good Bad Sister Sister A Comic about Two Sisters and Others $5.00

Comics by Ben Passmore: Look Whos Fuckin Miserable #1, Pantomime Horse #3 $3.00 each

Comics by Shin Yin Khor (Sawdust Press): Field Guide to the Deathface Mushroom, Field Guide to the Common Leaf Bug, Collection Of Romantic Heartbreaks Major and Minor Imagined and Actual, Center For Otherworld Science issues #1-#3, various prices

She Always Looked Good in Hats by Matthew Melis $7.00

Cool Sports Stories for Kids (Not Suitable for Children) by Ben Miller $5.00

Legends of Baseball #1 & #2 by R. Hendricks $1.00 each

Eyelash Out by Ben Sea $4.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks
Mimi and the Wolves Act 2 The Den by Alabaster $12.00

The Sculptor by Scott McCloud (First Second) $29.99

Saint Cole by Noah Van Scriver (Fantagraphics) $19.99

Love and Rockets New Stories vol 7 by Jaime & Gilbert Hernandez (Fantagraphics) $14.99

Inner City Romance by Guy Colwell (Fantagraphics) $24.99

Zen Pencils: Cartoon Quotes from Inspirational Folks by Gavin Aung Than $14.99 – Inspirational and famous quotations and adapted into graphic stories, From icons like Confucius, Marie Curie, Ira Glass, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Neil Gaiman and more. From the Australian website of the same name.

Zenith Phase One by Grant Morrison & Steve Yeowell $25.00

Black Science TPB vol 2 Welcome Nowhere by Rick Remender & friends $14.99

Squidder by Ben Templesmith $19.99

Outcast vol 1 A Darkness Surrounds Him by Robert Kirkman and Elizabeth Breitweiser $9.99

Walking Dead Book One: A Continuing Story Of Survival Horror by Robert Kirkman $34.99

I Saw Him by Nate McDonough $8.00

Art & Design

Kill Pretty #2 Unsuitable Periodical $10.00


Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps Hurts and Hooks Us by Murray Carpenter $16.00

The First Bad Man: A Novel by Miranda July $25.00
Funny Girl by Nick Hornby $27.95 – New novel from the author of High Fidelity, about a fictional TV show in 1960s London.

Call Me Burroughs: A Life by Barry Miles $20.00 – Are you holding? Holding 736 pages! Beat historian Barry Miles presents the first full-length biography of William S. Burroughs to be published in a quarter century-and the first one to chronicle the last decade of Burroughs’s life. Now in soft cover.

Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life From an Addiction To Film by Patton Oswalt $25.00 – A memoir of sorts from this comedian/writer/actor, about coming of age as a performer and writer in the late ’90s while obsessively watching classic films.

The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside ‘The Room': The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell $16.00 – OH HAI soft cover.

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From the Making Of the Princess Bride by Cary Elwes $26.00 – Written by Cary Elwes, the dreaded Dread Pirate Roberts himself. Features never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

Music Books

Dancing with Myself by Billy Idol $28.00 – Memoir about his his early days as front man of punk band Generation X to the decadent life in rock.


How To Grow Up: A Memoir by Michelle Tea $16.00

Rasputin: A Short Life by Frances Welch $16.00 – Humorous short biography about the life of nineteenth-century Russian icon Grigory Rasputin, creepy mystic and court sage.

Traveling with Your Octopus: A Travelogue for Domesticated Cephalopods by Brian Kesinger (Baby Tattoo) $29.95

Bizarre #223 Jan 15 $10.50
Bust Feb Mar 15 vol 91 $5.99
Sagacity #1 The No Issue $6.00
Horror Hound #51 Jan Feb 15 $6.99
Cemetery Dance #72 $9.95
ArtForum Feb 15 $10.00
Lodown #94 $16.99
Dwell Mar 15 $7.50
Maximumrocknroll #381 Feb 15 $4.99
Decibel #125 Mar 15 $5.99
Wire #371 Jan 15 Rewind 2014 the Year In Underground Music  $9.99
Harpers Magazine Feb 15 $6.99
Freshly Inked vol 5 #1 March 15 $6.99
Tattoo Society #47 $7.99
Rebel Ink Apr 15 $5.99

Lit Journals

Granta #130 Win 15 India $16.99
Ninth Letter vol 11 #2 Fall Win 14 15 $14.95
Bookforum Feb Mar 15 $5.95
(The Soon to Be Pretentious Writers Club presents) Nearly Pretentious Collection #1 Stories We Wrote $5.00

Meat #15 by Adrian Lourie $20.00 – Here it is! The special fifteenth anniversary issue!  65 studs from across the pond drop their trousers to their ankles! Be sure to pick this one up…the zine I mean…the pants can stay where they are. -NB

Tonight (1/31) at 9:30pm: The annual Quimby’s Zlumber Party!

Jeff Phillips and Jordan Hoisington Read From Zizobotchi Papers vol 1 2/27

7:00 pm


Zizobotchi Papers: volume 1, winter, 2015 (Baker & Brady), is the premier issue of a journal dedicated to the novella. Jeff Phillips and Daniel Gerald Mac Rae, who previously collaborated together at Three Leaves Theatre on a variety of stage productions, have teamed up again to launch a publication to highlight one of their favorite forms, the novella. Jeff and Dan are the guinea pigs on volume 1.


The first issue of the Zizobotchi Papers features Proboiotic Hot Sauce by Jeff Phillips, and Chainsaw Guy by Daniel Gerald Mac Rae. Probiotic follows the character Sloan Doan as he returns to Chicago after a falling out with his family to stay with an eccentric dancer, Libby. They attend a warehouse party where a food competition reveals a cast of characters as mysterious as the place itself. Chainsaw makes us witness to a party that escalates into bedlam for Dale, leaving him – and his Honda – vulnerable to the whims of a psychopath.


Jeff Phillips’ short fiction has appeared in Seeding MeatThis Zine Will Change Your LifeMetazenChicago Literati and Literary Orphans. has written two full-length plays Magnets and Division & Shame. His first published novella is Chainsaw Guy. Actor Jordan Hoisington has appeared in the play Magnets by Zizobotchi Papers’ featured writer Daniel Gerald Mac Rae, and will read Rae’s work.

Friday, February 27th, 7pm

Free Event

For more info: or bakerandbrady(at)gmail(dot)com

Click here for the Facebook event link.

New Stuff This Week

New Michael DeForge. We’ve got some bookplates to go with it. Come in to get one, while supplies last. #QuimbysBookstore

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First Year Healthy by Michael DeForge (D&Q) $14.95


Infinite Scroll vol 2 by Tim McCool and friends $15.00

Constructed #1-#3 by Laura Woolf $6.00-$7.00

Manifesto: Scribbles Notes and Doodles by Anne Wilkes Taylor $2.00

FYC Zine Jan 15 by Rae Bees and Piya Willwerth $2.00

Disgusting Stories Jan 2015 by Dave $3.00

Arcane Angles #2 Jul 14 by Paul Latour $2.00

zines by Kara Comegys: Clumsy #6 & #7, Plump Up For Hibernation #2 A Vegan Bears Baking Guide ($1.00-$5.00)

Ready to PLUMP YOU UP. #zines at #QuimbysBookstore

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Comics & Minis

never forgets 1 never forgets 2

Never Forgets by Yumi Sakugawa (Sparkplug) $10.00 – Ellie is a young woman who must reveal to her parents that her physical appearance is now completely different thanks to plastic surgery.

Bird Girl and Fox Girl by Yumi Sakugawa (Sparkplug) $6.00

Comics by by Fiona Avocado: What Is Up With Your Fruity Name: a Twenty Four Hour Comic About Identity Autonomy and Self Determination, Thirty Days in Brooklyn, Past Two Years Part 2 $2.00-$4.00

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks


Displacement a Travelogue by Lucy Knisley (Fantagraphics) $19.99 – Lucy takes her two 90 year-old grandparents out on a cruise, pondering ageism, mortality and love, bookended by Lucy’s grandfather’s WWII biography journal.

Onslaught : Excessive Space Violence for Girls & Boys by Greg Broadmore $22.99

Sweatshop by Peter Bagge (Fantagraphics) $19.99

Ofelia: A Love and Rockets Book by Gilbert Hernandez (Fantagraphics) $19.99

March Book 2 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell (Top Shelf) $19.95

Ex Machina Book 4 by Brian Vaughan and Tony Harris $19.99


Rag and Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales be Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt $10.00

Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen $25.99

Tesla: A Portrait With Masks (Graywolf) $18.00


Uppercase #24 A Magazine for the Creative and Curious $18.00

Monocle Alpino #10 Win 14 15 $8.00

Razorcake #84 LA Zine Fest $4.00

Chap Books

Big VD by Shaina Hoffman $2.00

New Stuff This Week

Thanks to Dave Eggers for dropping by to say hello! #QuimbysBookstore !

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New Stuff This Week!


5000 Stories  by Dan Gleason and Theresa Currie $3.00


New Dan Gleason! #QuimbysBookstore


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We Ride Bicycles a Bike Zine By Women For Everybody Spr 14 by Annie Dunkel & Shell Stern $5.50

Xerography Debt #36 $4.00

The Vellum Underground 2014 Year End Zine Review by David LaBounty $3.00

Friends in Low Places #1 Sexuality by Popacop and Peach $5.00

Hey, This is Sarah by Sarah Ferrick $8.00

Comics & Minis

various issues of Mini Kus, $5.00 each:
#29 Remember This by Disa Wallander
#27 Remember This by Jesse Jacobs
#28 Collector by Zane Zlemesa
#22 Lucky by Oskars Pavlovskis
#24 Swimming Pool by Anna Vaivare
#23 Domino by Ruta & Anete Daubure
#26 Little Hilma by Jyrki Heikkinen
#25 Magnetism by Roope Eronen $5.00

S! Baltic Comics Magazine issues #18 and #19 $12.00 each

Side Effects #1 by Kellysue Calderon $5.00

Esoteric Dialogue #1 by Scott Bufis $10.00

Capture Creatures #2 by Frank Gibson and Becky Dreistadt $3.99

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

Meaty Yogurt vol 1 Small Town Blues by Megan Rose Gedris $20.00

Michael Jordan: Bull On Parade by Wilford Santiago (Fantagraphics) $24.99 Run

Like Crazy Run Like Hell by Jacques Tardi and Jean-Patrick Manchette (Fantagraphics) $19.99 – An industrialist hires a nanny out of an asylum, planning to use her as a scapegoat; then things go horribly wrong.

Calculus Cat Hunt Emerson $17.99

Secret Service Kingsman by Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons & friends $12.99

Crossed vol 11 Badlands by Justin Jordan and friends $19.99

Art & Design

Coloring Outside the Kitchen: A Woman’s Place Is In this Coloring Book! by Casey Landau $12.00 – A women’s history coloring book created by a reated by a teacher/librarian/artist. Women inside include: Josephine Baker, Nellie Bly, Rachel Carson, Soong Ching-Ling, Hillary Clinton, Claudette Colvin, Marie Curie, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Indira Gandhi, Emma Goldman, Sheikh Hasina, Billie Holiday, Mae Jemison, Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, Frida Kahlo, Billie Jean King, Tina Modotti, Annie Oakley, Michelle Obama, Georgia O’Keeffe, Yoko Ono, Betty Shabazz, and Madame C. J. Walker.

Contemporar American Printmakers (Schiffer) $34.99 – Featuring folks from all over the country including Chicago!

Revelations: The Photography of Justice Howard $45.00 – Tattoo photography pioneer Justice Howard documents the American tattoo community with her highly iconic images.
Twenty-three line drawings of powerful women are included in this full-size, 8.5″x11″ coloring book.

Music Books

Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone by Marky Ramone, with Richard Herschlag $28.00 – Drummer Marky is the remaining Ramone. Hear what he’s got to say.


‘Com’atized: When Comedy and Drama Collide by Missy C. Luckett $16.95

Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation by Judith Mackrell $16.00 – The women who defined this the Jazz Age—Josephine Baker, Tallulah Bankhead, Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Zelda Fitzgerald, and Tamara de Lempicka—would presage the sexual revolution by nearly half a century and would shape the role of women for generations to come.


Mysterious Ticking Noise A Failed Novel by The Failed Novelists $1.00

Outer Limits

Campfire Tales: Midwest by Mike Ricksecker (Schiffer) $16.99 – Midwest based history, lore, and legends from around the region. Determine for yourself what is real and what is fiction, as these and other haunting tales paint a landscape rife with creepy paranormal activity.


Darlin’ It’s Betta Down Where It’s Wetta by Megan Rose Gedris $20.00 – Sexy salty lady sea comics!!!!!

New York Burlesque Photographs by Roy Kemp (Schiffer) $34.99

Darker Side Of Lust by Abigail Ekue $19.95

XXX A Collection of Nudes by Peregrine Angthius $25.00

Tom Tom Magazine #20, A Magazine for Female Drummers, 5th Anniversary Issue $6.00
Fate #726 $5.95
Witches and Pagans #29 $6.95
2600 The Hacker Quarterly vol 31 #4 Win 14 15 $6.95
Make vol 43 $9.99
Flaunt #139 the Frankenstein Issue $15.95 – It’s alive. Or whatever. -NY
Videoscope #93 Win 15 $5.95
Film Comment vol 51 #1 Jan Feb 15 $5.95
Tape Op #105 Jan Feb 15 $4.95
National Green Pages 2015 $9.95
Radical Philosophy #189 Jan Feb 15 $13.00
Tattoo Life #92 $9.99

Lit Journals & Chap Books
Weather by Alex Strong $3.00
Salamander #39 Fall Win 14 15 $9.00
Jubilat #26 $8.00
Fourteen Hills vol 21 #1 $10.00
Pleiades vol 35 #1 $9.00